Volleyball Canada


2022 Women’s Next Gen Program returning to Richmond

March 09, 2022: Volleyball Canada will once again be hosting the Women’s Next Gen program at the National Training Centre in Richmond, BC. Training for this 15-week program will commence on June 1 and will provide identified athletes with a full-time training environment that focuses on technical and tactical development in line with our Senior A team.

Athletes will have access to a full coaching staff and integrated support team to guide their development and growth as a high-performance athlete. Potential competition opportunities will include the 2022 Pan Am Cup in Mexico from August 19-28 and the 2022 Pan Am Final Six in the Dominican Republic from September 2-11.

Volleyball Canada will select 12-16 athletes from across Canada with the attributes consistent with high performance and the potential to compete for Team Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team in the future.

"Volleyball Canada’s Next Gen Program is known as the entry point for anyone aspiring to play for Canada at the National Team level,” said Assistant Next Gen Coach Carolyn O’Dwyer. “The program’s goal is to develop world-class athletes while building and maintaining a pathway in women’s volleyball to future Olympic qualifications and podiums.”

This year, the Women’s Next Gen Program will be hosting a two-step identification process. The first step is a virtual selection process on the GMTM platform. Athletes will be prompted to submit basic physical testing data, a highlights video and full game/set footage which will be reviewed by the selection committee. From there, 30-45 athletes will be invited to an in-person trial May 7, 8 and 9 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The 2022 virtual selection process is open to all eligible athletes.

Registration information
GMTM Registration: March 1 to 29, 2022
Registration Fee: $47.50 USD
Registration Link: https://gmtm.com/virtuals/382/volleyball-canada-2022-womens-nextgen-program

For program eligibility and more information, please see the Women’s Next Gen webpage or contact Makaela Smithers.

Volleyball Canada media contact
Jackie Skender
Mobile: 613.794.7676